Nest Smart Thermostat

  • Published on Nov 22, 2018
  • I installed a Nest smart thermostat. Here's an overview of the features I like about it. See the blog post at:
    Nest buying Link:
    The automatic motion detection and scheduling all by itself makes the thermostat pretty useful. It automatically schedules itself!
    I also like how it ties in so easy with a home automation system. I rigged mine up to work with an Amazon Echo (Alexa)
    If you are interested in buying one, check with your utility company. You might be able to get a discount. Also, look right on Nest's web page, they often list discounts there too:
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Comments • 8

  • Mark S
    Mark S 10 months ago +1

    Great video, thanks for the review

  • polok890
    polok890 10 months ago +1

    cell phone connected, no thanks. id never promote this

    • BenjaminNelson
      BenjaminNelson  10 months ago

      You don't have to connect it to your home Wi-Fi. Even without doing that it still has lots of great features. You just won't be able to do web control and a few other things.
      Nest does a nice job of stating their privacy policy on their web page. If you aren't comfortable with it, don't hook it up to the web. It's still a good product which can save energy.

  • dlwatib
    dlwatib 10 months ago

    I like manual control. I like having more options than just central heating and A/C. For heat, sometimes my electric blanket is enough, other times I just want an area heater directed at my feet. Other times I turn on the heat at the thermostat. In summer, sometimes a fan is enough, and I've got three choices for fans depending on how much noise I'm willing to put up with and how much air movement I want, and if that's still not enough I can resort to the A/C at the thermostat. A smart thermostat isn't even something I want because I like the manual control.

  • 1D10CRACY
    1D10CRACY 10 months ago +2

    We just purchased one about two months ago. We recently moved to an area that has no natural gas and we had an older heat pump that would fall back on heating coils below 42f degrees. We replaced it with a newer heat pump that works down to the single digits but still has electric coils as backup heat. The nest has a feature called "heat pump balance". When owning a costly all electric furnace, this feature is amazing and makes the nest shine! It will learn your environment and not use the expensive electric coils until absolutely necessary.

  • OffGrid Wanabe
    OffGrid Wanabe 10 months ago

    Nice Ben I got a Eco bee earlier this year works great with my water furnace, never hooked it to google yet but soon as I'm bored I will try that.

  • cn 250
    cn 250 10 months ago

    The question is : Is your wife allowed to touch the GD thermostat.

    • BenjaminNelson
      BenjaminNelson  10 months ago

      She can do whatever she likes with it. Just manually turning it up or down acts as input for the learning and automatic scheduling.
      One the other hand, there also is a LOCK feature to PREVENT other people form messing with it!